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Gaika Will Perform In South Africa and Malawi This Month

Gaika is bringing his trippy sound to Joburg, Cape Town and Lilongwe.

Gaika is bringing his eerie bass-heavy brand of dancehall to South Africa and Malawi this month.


The UK-based innovative and genre-bending producer, vocalist and performer will perform at Kitcheners in Joburg on the 8th, The Waiting Room in Cape Town on the 9th and Grittah's Camp in Lilongwe, Malawi on the 10th.

"I am looking forward to coming back to South Africa in 2018," says Gaika. "It's very emotional for me to come back to the place my name is from. I spent some time here as a child. I am greatly inspired by its history and culture."

The aforementioned venues are known for accommodating left field and experimental musicians, and Gaika's music, which is near impossible to categorize, will fit perfectly.

The artist has carved his own lane in the UK music scene, with highly experimental music and a conceptual image. His music borrows from grime, R&B, grunge, trip-hop and of course dancehall.

He released Machine, his debut EP in 2015, and his latest is titled Spaghetto.

You can listen to Machine and Spaghetto below.

Tickets will be available at the door at each event.

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Reekado Banks Recalls The Carnage of The #EndSARS Protests In Single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

The Nigerian singer pays his respects to those lost during last year's #EndSARS protests.

Nigerian singer and songwriter Reekado Banks is back with a track that is as socially important as it is a banger. It seems fitting for the singer's first solo release of the year to be a tribute to his fellow countrypeople fighting for a country that they all wish to live in. The 27-year-old Afrobeats crooner has returned with endearing track 'Ozumba Mbadiwe', honoring the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests that saw the Nigerian government authorize an onslaught of attacks on Nigerian citizens for their anti-government demonstrations.

The protests took the world by storm, additionally because the Nigerian government insists that none of the police brutality happened. In an attempt to gaslight the globe, Nigerian officials have come out to hoards to deny any and all accusations of unlawfully killing peaceful protesters. Banks mentions the absurd denials in the track, singing "October 20, 2020 something happened with the government, they think say we forget," in the second verse. Reekado's reflective lyrics blend smoothly and are supported by the upbeat, effortless Afrobeat rhythm.

In another reflective shoutout to his home, 'Ozumba Mbadiwe' is named after a popular expressway on Lagos Island that leads to the infamous Lekki Toll Gate where protesters were shot at, traumatized, and murdered. Although packed with conscious references, the P.Priime produced track is a perfect amalgamation of the talents that Reekado Banks has to offer; a wispy opening verse, a hook to kill, and an ethereal aura to mark this as a song as a hit. On "Ozumba Mbadiwe," all the elements align for Reekado's signature unsinkable sound to take flight.

Check out Reekado Bank's lyric video for his single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

Reekado Banks - Ozumba Mbadiwe (Lyric Video) www.youtube.com

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